📖Introduction

Headquartered in Yangtze River Delta, one of the world's most dynamic regions, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has a presence in global business hubs including Silicon Valley in the USA and London, UK.

Zhejiang University is one of the top 5 ranked Chinese Universities, and ZIBS is located in Haining. The campus was built in 2017 which is one of the newest and most modern campuses in China. Haining is located 30 minutes by train between Shanghai and Hangzhou.

💰 Fees:

The tuition fee is 74,000 RMB per year. Total tuition is 148,000 RMB.

Insurance is 800 RMB.

📅 Application deadline:

Application deadline are on May 31. This program starts in September.

📙 Program type:

Master

📍 Location:

Haining

📚About the Program

Master’s in International Master of Finance (iMF) at Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

Program Overview:

The Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) Master of Finance (iMF) is dedicated to developing leaders with global vision, industry skills, and impeccable professionalism. Students will master principles of finance and information analysis, learn to skillfully apply financial theories to real-world settings, become deeply knowledgeable in cutting-edge industry trends in China and abroad and develop strong entrepreneurial and innovation skills. Graduates will be equipped to excel in the finance and technology industries and in government, and become globally competitive practitioners of finance.
 

Program Features

  • FinTech-oriented

    The Master of Finance specializes in financial technology and provides students with strong foundations in applied economics, management, law, and computer science. The program's interdisciplinary approach and focus on cutting-edge theories and new technologies equip graduates to innovatively apply FinTech to government, industry, education, and research.

  • Renowned professors and experts

    The iMF program is led by well-known experts in FinTech from China and collaborates closely with Zhejiang University Academy of Internet Finance and Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance to bring together prominent global experts, scholars and industry leaders in FinTech to participate in lectures, mentorship, practical experience, and research.

  • Intercultural exchange

    Recruiting both Chinese and international students and using English as the main language of instruction, the iMF program's international student community integrates Eastern and Western cultures and fosters cross-cultural understanding. The international campus the program is located on also brings together outstanding undergraduate students in engineering, biology and other majors for cultural and intellectual exchange.

  • Collaboration with leading firms

    ZIBS partners with renowned FinTech firms such as Ant Financial to provide students with outstanding internship opportunities and platforms for research in FinTech. Students not only benefit from practical courses and corporate mentors but also enjoy opportunities for research at the Zhejiang University-Ant Financial Services Center and for career development in China and abroad.

Program Structure

iMF is a full-time master's degree program with a duration of 2 years. Students are required to earn at least 38 credits for courses and 4 credits for the internship. The internship should last no less than 6 months, of which at least 3 months should be in finance-related positions at financial firms, corporations or government. A final research thesis is required.

Financial Support

All new students are eligible to apply for a ZIBS scholarship.

Other available Scholarships:

Chinese Government Scholarship

Zhejiang Provincial  Government Scholarship

Zhejiang University Scholarship
Part-time positions like Office Assistant are available at ZIBS. http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/english/redir.php?catalog_id=22232).

Curriculum:

iMF is a full-time master's degree program with a duration of 2 years. Students are required to earn at least 38 credits for courses and 4 credits for the internship. The internship should last no less than 6 months, of which at least 3 months should be in finance-related positions at financial firms, corporations or government. A final research thesis is required.

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🏫About Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS)

Headquartered in Yangtze River Delta, one of the world's most dynamic regions, Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) has a presence in global business hubs including Silicon Valley in the USA and London, UK.

Zhejiang University is one of the top 5 ranked Chinese Universities, and ZIBS is located in Haining. The campus was built in 2017 which is one of the newest and most modern campuses in China. Haining is located 30 minutes by train between Shanghai and Hangzhou. 

ZIBS was launched in 2018 and has attracted talented leading international faculty. It is set to be a leading player in China and globally. 

Their vision is to be a leading global ecosystem with business education as its core pillar. Their mission is to train business talents who are ready for the new global economic era, with a particular focus on new technologies, new economies, and new finance. They will achieve this by drawing on China's leadership in these emerging sectors, leveraging the interdisciplinary strength of the university and forging and expanding their partnerships with leading peer academic and corporate institutions across the globe.

By cooperating with Academy of Internet Finance and Institute of China Studies, Zhejiang University, ZIBS currently offers an International Master of Business Administration (iMBA) program with two tracks: Fin-Tech Industry Management and International Management; ZIBS also offers the track of China Business Studies under the Master of China Studies which is tailor-made for international students. Their Executive Education Center provides programs across a wide range of topics, both for open enrollment and customized corporate needs. Programs are taught on their campuses in Hangzhou, Haining, Shanghai and globally.

Location

The International Campus is situated in Haining, within Zhejiang Province and under the jurisdiction of Jiaxing. It is only 35 minutes by highspeed train from bustling Shanghai, and 20 minutes from the beautiful Hangzhou. The city has a population of more than 800,000 inhabitants and is known mainly for its leather industry, science park, colorful lanterns and spectacular boreal tide in Qiantang River.

Haining was voted in the top 10 of the Forbes survey of mainland China top county-level cities and was ranked 18th in the China top 100 cities list. It is a rapidly growing city, with new stores and hotels being built every day. New, high-end stores like Prada and Gucci are making their way into the city, with its growing international community. The Hangzhou subway is being extended to Haining, with a stop adjacent to the International Campus, making access to Hangzhou and the main ZJU campus even more accessible.

Alongside the beautiful old town, Haining also has a range of tourist spots including large shopping malls, the leather markets, cinemas, museums, gorgeous parks and a variety of bars and nightclubs.

Campus

Zhejiang University International Campus is located north of Juanhu Park in Haining, covering 200 acres. It is an extraordinary international community full of creativity, energy and entrepreneurial spirit. Students not only enjoy international standard liberal arts and professional education but also have the opportunity to work with partners around the world, in a rich and colorful living environment.

Food Services

ZIBS has three canteens in their campus: Large Canteen, Halal restaurant, and their Fusion Café. The canteen offers a large mix of western and Chinese style food served daily. The Halal restaurant offers a variety of halal food and has late opening hours. Students, faculty, and staff come together to enjoy the culinary offering of both East and West.

Library Services

Students in ZIBS have access to a wide range of library resources, from books and journals to electronic databases and articles. Next to the Bell Tower, the library is one of the landmarks of the International Campus. Standing by the northeast side of the central lake, it is an elegant three-floor octagonal building occupying 9606 square meters, with six hundred seats and thousands of books.

Gymnasium

The gym offers a variety of quality equipment and is open from 9 am to 9 pm each day. The Olympic-sized swimming pool is open from May to September each year. There are a large number of sporting facilities on campus, including badminton, tennis, squash, basketball, football and more. Facilities are open for personal use at any time.

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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$115 USD

Tuition fee:

74,000 RMB per year

148,000 RMB in total

Insurance is 800 RMB.

Entry Requirements

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 40.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Have passed IELTS level 6, TOEFL qualification.

Minimum education level: Bachelor's.

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Required Documents:

  • Your Passport Copy
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • English Language Certificate
  • Personal Statement
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)

Preparing documents:

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Application process:

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The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

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After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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